Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy Birthday!

I have a friend who is having a birthday tomorrow.  I gave her this card and I really had fun making it.  I used alcohol inks for the background and the lettering and a die for the frame and daisy.  Of course since this is April I figured flowers would be perfect.  However, it is snowing like crazy here in Nebraska this morning.  We are going to have a white weekend as we are to get more on Sunday.  Enough already!!! 

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Altenew's 4th Birthday

Altenew is 4 years old already!  I am absolutely over the moon with their stamps and dies. 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Happy Easter to you all!  I hear we are expecting a white Easter.  I know the high will be 38 degrees so that is certainly not too Easter-y.    I used alcohol inks for the sun and for the eggs.  Sponged the background and used a punch for the grass.  That's about it for this one.  The second card is the same but I added water drops to the sun.  And instead of eggs I added a church. 

I sure hope it is warm where you are and that you have a Blessed Easter.  Our Savior has Risen! He Has Risen Indeed!!

Until next time, happy trails to you


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Men's Birthday Card

I am a big fan of Michelle Zindorf's coloring and I watch her videos.  So when she did this card, I knew I wanted to try my  hand at it.  Now I don't have the Gina K inks and some of the other supplies she uses but I had the stamp set so I used my Altenew inks and about the same colors.  I really like how it came out and owe a huge thanks to Michelle.  These colors are so soothing.  The stamp set is one of the Wetlands sets from Gina K.  I have a lot of her stamp sets and really do like them.  So a friend is getting this card from me soon. 

Until next time, Happy trails to you


Sunday, March 4, 2018


I found this little guy in my stash.  I have not idea where it came from.  I mean I remember coloring it a couple of years ago but can't find the stamp or the digi of it.  Any ideas?  Sure would like to color up more of them.  The background is a stencil and I blended distress inks over it. 

We have had spring weather this past week, but they say it is all going to change this week.  And I was really getting used to it!  Oh well, spring is fighting to come to stay for awhile.

Yesterday, my kids, grandkids and I went to the lake to see the snow geese.  It was estimated that there were 800,000 geese there.  The largest amount ever.  It was a spectacular sight for sure.

Until next time, happy trails to you...


Saturday, February 24, 2018


Sadly I needed two new sympathy cards and made these today.  The first one is a die cut and I got it from someone in DesMoines so can't remember the company.  I used Distress Oxide Inks for the sunset and then the sentiment is from Penny Black.  The second card I made using Technique Tuesday butterflies and colored them with Copic markers.  I glittered around the edges and the sentiment is from Penny Black.

It has been icy here for a week!  So ready for it to be over and it sound like this round will be a memory by Tuesday.  Maybe we will have an early spring.  I think I am going to get my red shoes on and click my heels and make a wish.  I'd really like it if you all would make a wish with me.  Been a long long winter.

Until next time, happy trails to you...